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US backs Erdogan govt as world watches coup bid

The United States called on all parties in Turkey to support President Tayyip Erdogan's government against a coup attempt as world leaders expressed concern about the upheaval in a Nato member country that bridges Europe and the Middle East.

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Kerry to offer Russia military co-ordination on Syria

The United States will propose increasing military co-operation and sharing intelligence with Russia to identify and target Islamic State and Al Qaeda headquarters, training camps and supply routes in Syria, The Washington Post reported

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Syrian military declares 72-hour calm across Syria

The Syrian military has declared a 72-hour "regime of calm" covering all of Syria from 1 a.m. on Wednesday (2200 GMT Tuesday), a military source told Reuters. The military high command said in a statement that "a re

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India, US agree to share military logistics

India and the US have agreed in principle to share military logistics, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said on Tuesday, as both sides seek to counter the growing maritime assertiveness of China. Washington has been urging New D

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Nato 'worried' over Russian military build-up in Syria

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday that a fragile truce in Syria appeared to be largely holding but the alliance was concerned by a Russian military build-up in Syria. France, though, said it had information ab

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Car bomb attack in Ankara kills 28

Twenty-eight people were killed and dozens wounded in Turkey's capital Ankara on Wednesday when a car laden with explosives detonated next to military buses near the armed forces' headquarters, parliament and other government buildings.

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Attack on Iraqi military base kills 15

Attacks by five suicide bombers on an Iraqi military base north of Baghdad on Sunday killed at least 15 members of the security forces and wounded 22 others, security sources said. Two of the bombers detonated their vehicle-borne

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Sweden halts flights to Iraq over safety issues

Sweden has suspended all flights to northern Iraq because of concerns about increased military activity in the area, the country's transport agency said on Friday. Iraq closed its northern airspace for at least 48 hours earlie

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Paris prompts harder military line on Islamic State

The Paris terror attacks are likely to spur a stronger global military response to Islamic State, after a US-led air war that has lasted more than a year has failed to contain a group now proving itself to be a growing worldwide threat.

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After Paris attacks, Trudeau mulls Canada military policy

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday it was too soon to say whether the deadly attacks in Paris would prompt him to reconsider his pledge to withdraw Canada from airstrikes against Islamic State militants in the Middle East.

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